Allied Health Advisory Group
The Allied Health Advisory Group (AHAG) is tasked with coordinating policies, strategies and investments informed by the Direct Care – Allied Health Workforce plan. The AHAG sponsors and leads pilot innovation projects to increase the supply of qualified direct care professionals, and align curriculum to address emerging industry requirements for healthcare delivery improvements.
Read the year two report: 2016-2017 Summary Progress Report
Through partnership with industry, employer, academic and government (view our partners), the committee will engage and promote collaboration across this community by:
- Defining, developing, and executing short-term (6-18 months) and long-range (12-24 month) action plans to pilot innovations in workforce education and replicate/scale-up initiatives to achieve the scope of impact called for in these plans.
- Advancing strategies, policies and programs that address challenges facing the healthcare workforce.
- Establishing a direct care worker career pathway that integrates core competencies training into career lattice/ladder strategies.
- Maintaining measures of the size of the direct care workforce, as well as projected growth, rates of attrition and the gap between demand and projected supply.
- Identifying a “best practice” career pathway model that supports direct care workers as they transition to college and advance their education.
- Engaging the community to address and overcome “Policy Barriers” to a sustainable program of training and supports needed to recruit, retainand progress candidates into this workforce, and on to further jobs and sustainable living wage careers.